High quality at low price
The Sharkoon Rush Fireglider comes with a special small black pouch for transportation and spare teflon feet in case you wear off the originals. These are very nice additions and already tell you that you are really receiving bang for your buck when you buy this mouse.
The main features of the Sharkoon Rush Fireglider include the seven buttons, six of which are programmable, a special rubbery grip surface on the right side of the body, a DPI setting button with 6 preprogrammed settings and the ability to change the weight of the mouse with 7 small weights at the base of the casing, accessible through a small round trapdoor. You can naturally also create macros for your games and utilities. Given the low price of the mouse, we are looking at a rather extensive selection of features.
Max. DPI: 3600
Max. Polling: 1000Hz
Buttons: 7 (6 programmable)
Form factor: right
Size in mm (lxwxh): 130 x 71 x 47 mm
Weight min/max: 118g/135g
Price: c. 25.00€
Inches per second: 50
Ergonomy here denotes the comfortability of the mouse when used, including its weight. The shape of Sharkoon Rush Fireglider is pretty traditional right-handed mouse design, perhaps most resembling MS Habu of the other gaming mice we've tested, although Sharkoon is more comfortably sized. The top surface of the mouse is smooth plastic with somewhat gaudy flame print, while the sides have a black matte coating, which provides a nice grip. The grip is enhanced with an additional rubber surface on the right side of the mouse, just under the thumb buttons. The size and materials make this mouse perfect for finger control, but my pretty large hand was not able to get a comfortable full-palm grip of the mouse (the tips of my fingers go past the main buttons). Fortunately, I'm a finger-controller and – fortunately to most other gamers – my hands are larger than normal.
The Sharkoon Rush Fireglider professes 7 buttons, all of which are designed for right-handed use – as is the shape of the mouse. The two thumb buttons are easy to find and tell apart because of their different design and they give a clearm but soft sound to indicate that your click was registered. The main buttons give equally good response. The DPI switcher button on top of the mouse doubles as a small LED light, showing different colours according to the setting that you have selected. And the final button is a small programmable button on the right side of the wheel, which is also easy to find by moving your finger from the wheel or the left side main button. All the buttons work reliably and the sounds that they give are soft, but clear, making this a quieter mouse than many others we've experienced.
The wheel design in Sharkoon Rush Fireglider is definitely one of the best I've seen, even topping my previous favourite (Ikari Steelseries) by being very quiet. It has the same rubbery tactile feel that is familiar also from Razer's gaming mice, and you don't find yourself accidentally pressing the middle button when you intended to scroll the wheel - and vice versa. The wheel is also easy to press and use as a middle button, again giving a soft, but clear sound that your button press was received. However, the wheel does not include the very handy side scrolling feature familiar from many modern high-end gaming mice.
The six-step DPI adjustment button is another fabulous inclusion, letting you pre-set a nice number of different DPI settings according to your own preferences. The LED colour of the button - solid colour or blinking lights – give you an instant indication of what setting is on at the moment. You need to install the drivers to change the factory DPI settings, though.
Overall, the driver software screen is very self-explanatory while still allowing you to adjust almost everything that you might want to adjust in your mouse. Only the OS specific settings, such as the speed of the double-click and other such details have to be changed in the mouse settings of the OS itself.
All in all, I liked this mouse very much. I'm honestly surprised by how good the mouse is when I look at the price tag, which is easily less than half of that of so-called high-end gaming mice that offer equal – or worse – quality. However, if you are a full-palm controller and have large hands, you may want to look elsewhere for a bigger mouse. Also, the somewhat cheap-looking flame-design on the mouse makes it look cheaper quality than it actually is. Sharkoon Rush Fireglider is definitely a mouse that you should give due consideration when you choose your next gaming mouse!